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Gravity was a great film about a human being attempting to survive in the unforgiving, inhospitable wasteland of space, but you don’t have to step into a space suit to identify with Alfonso Cuaron’s characters. You just need to go to Ikea.
From the very moment we posted the first trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, we knew it was going to be a big deal. A thrilling space epic that set to redefine beautiful and chilling. That trailer vastly undersold what is possibly the best movie of 2013.
Gravity is a stunner of a movie in large measure because of what it doesn’t do — it’s restrained and elegant in the way that most big space epics aren’t. Here’s a great behind-the-scenes look at how the film makes the vacuum of space sound terrifying — even at times when sound is impossible.
As you would have guessed from the trailers, with Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón has made a horrifying movie about being stranded in space. But the best — and most surprising — thing about Gravity is that it’s also tasteful and elegant. It’s the minimalist blockbuster you never knew you’d been longing for.
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Gravity looks pretty damn terrifying. Most philosophers would tell us that for a film to really be chilling to the bone, it must call to mind a real-life existential fear that’s buried within our souls. So Gravity is tugging at some deeply held fears we’ve got, then, right? Well, according to real astronaut Michael Massimino. the movie is a bunch of bull.
Gravity forever keeps our feet flat on the ground, but it’s tough to see the “wow” factor of something we live with every day. But Shizouka-based designer Kouichi Okamoto of Kyouei Design found a way to reveal the wonder in the ever-present force with Magnetic Field Record, a mobile artwork that offers a new way to look at what keeps us from floating away.